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These Makers Want You to Feel Good

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These Makers Want You to Feel Good

Gift giving is all about making people feel especially loved. With the wide array of products to choose from, this holiday season consider brands that wisely use your hard-earned dollars to give gifts to others in need. 

With this new era of ethical shopping we as shoppers have the power to make a positive impact with every purchase we make. We can consciously make informed choices as consumers that help to bring about positive change for people in need near and far.

We have decided to highlight for you some of the interesting makers we have found who are working to make a difference through sustainable fair trade, ethical work conditions, donations to special interest groups or who just are simply highlighting growing societal issues such as depression so no one feels alone. 

By supporting these socially conscious businesses your purchasing power is being put to great use. Little by little mindful consumers every day are helping to make the world a better place. 

Kind Culture donates one doll to children less fortunate for every The Doll Kind doll sold. With the help of these purchases they have already donated thousands of dolls to charities like The Ronald McDonald House, Arts & Healthcare and more. A percentage from every Good Deed Fairy sale will be donated to anti-bullying organizations. Kind Culture was founded as a positive response to cyber-bullying and passionately helps combat negativity by encouraging a culture of kindness.

Bloom & Give is deeply invested in a fair trade commitment with their artisan communities. They thoroughly vet all their suppliers paying special attention to  safe working conditions, exclusion of child labor, fair wages, non-discrimination, freedom of employment, and union rights. They only work with suppliers that demonstrate pride in the quality of their work, and share their views on societal and workplace behavior. Their hand woven textiles are also a beautiful representation of old world artisan hand craftsmanship. Read more about how they give on their site.

As highlighted in this Adweek interview: the majority of Adam J. Kurtz's work, exists in the same world of self-care art therapy. "Adam J. Kurtz wants you to feel better. About yourself. About the world. About the creative process, which, if you’re anything like him, you’re well aware can stomp on your dreams and grind your optimism down until you’re an unproductive mix of insecurity and self-doubt." When he launched his book Things Are What You Make of Them, his publisher donated $1 per every pre-ordered book to the Tegan and Sara Foundation, who support and fight for LGBTQ women.

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